Actually, Toynbee is right on the mark. Israel is on life support now, but it is totally unaware of the conditions that are working agains her. I would say at the moment, Israel is at the pinnacle of her power and influence in the ME. From here it's all down hill. I don't expect Israel to suddenly disappear from the world map, but do blieve in time the overwhelming technical superiority it enjoys will dimminish along with American support. At that point if she is lucky she may survive as an insignicate little state in the shadow of her Arab neighbors.
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from the article: This is how we ruined Toynbee's theory